> In a message dated 7/11/2006 9:04:09 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> And, for both CATV and phone, their interest is in protecting *their*
> physical plant, not yours. You are the sacrificial element in their
> protection system.
> An interesting point.
> Does anyone know if the cable and phone companies are REQUIRED to tie
> ground to the ground at the service entrance?
> Mine are not.
Here, the local code requires it. Of all the CATV is the poorest at
complying but they do comply or the electrical inspector will pay them a
visit. Coming back is a lot more expensive than doing it right the first
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> Several months ago my tower took a lightning hit and everything tied to
> phone and cable lines was *killed*. I wonder if not having their grounds
> into the power co's is the reason.
> 73, Don - K4BEV
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